These MBSR retreats are suitable for beginners with no previous experience. (They also meet one of the requirements for applying to the MBSR Teacher Training program)
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3rd - 9th February 2020
starts at 18.00 on Monday 3rd Feb and finishes at 10.00 on Sunday 9th Feb, 6 days.
Price: 690 euros (accommodation, meals and all the activities)
In this retreat, we will cover the 8 sessions of the Mindfulness MBSR course and practise gentle Yoga every day. So the retreat is suitable for everyone and will also include optional guided walks into the mountains. Come and enjoy our little oasis hidden in the sunny mountains amidst cherry orchards and almond groves, midway between Valencia and Alicante. In a welcoming group atmosphere, you will experience a week full of guided activities and a lovely vegetarian Mediterranean cuisine.
THEME: This retreat in the spectacular Spanish mountains, will teach you the tools to gain more insight into yourself, and be more at ease and content through life's ups and downs. Mindfulness is about waking up to a new way of seeing things, and that’s not easy to do on your own. In this course, unlike when you study from a book or CD, you’ll be guided personally by an experienced teacher. The program is challenging and life-affirming.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). The programme we will be teaching is the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and his colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre. It is designed to help participants learn new ways of handling difficult physical sensations, feelings and moods. The program consists of more than 30 hours of classes during the week. Highly participatory, supportive, and structured, this program will provide you with:
- guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices;
- gentle stretching and mindful yoga;
- morning practice sessions;
- group dialogue and mindful communication
- exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life;
- individually tailored instruction;
- a workbook with daily assignments and home practice materials.
A set of Guided Meditations will be sent to the participants after the retreat so that they can practise at home once a day, six days a week, to fully embed the learning and new patterns of behaviour. Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation and Attendance. For those seeking to become mindfulness teachers in the future, this certificate will support your application.
YOGA: will be suitable for all and is Mindful Yoga and Yin Yoga, aiming to empower individuals towards health and well-being. It will be focusing on optimising health and well-being at every level of the body and mind. It blends the ancient wisdom of Hatha Yoga with mindfulness and modern mind-body techniques.
WALKS: We will be offering several walks into the spectacular mountains with views of the Costa Blanca coastline. All optional and lead by an experienced trainer. We have on our doorstep two spectacular walks: one down into "Hells Gorge" and the other up onto the "Green Horse Mountain" suitable for all.
Massage 1h. 50€
Reiki 1h. 40€
This will be a small, supportive group, max 12, with an experienced group facilitator and mindfulness teacher. Take this opportunity to spend some uninterrupted time feeding your creative spirit with like-minded people in lovely surroundings. Come and join us, you deserve it!
Venue:- Solterreno Mindfulness Retreat Centre lies in peaceful countryside where you can live close to nature. With views of the mountains, valley and the sea. The space is ideal for meditation, relaxation and rest. There are some fascinating walks like the "Barranc del Infern" (Hells gorge), a closed circuit route of some 14Km which takes in 5,946 steps carved into the sides of the valley. The surrounding mountains are ideal for hiking.
Accommodation - Solterreno has rooms that sleep 2 and two that sleep 3 (same sex) located both in the main house and in cabins. Linen and towels are provided. There is also a swimming pool and limited WIFI
What do I need to bring? It is advised to bring comfortable clothing and all the toiletries that you usually need (e.g., shampoo, soap, etc). Also, bring comfortable walking shoes to use on the walks and you might also be interested in bringing a mosquito repellent.
Typical day routine:
08.00 Mindful movement and a core Mindfulness practice.
10.30 Mindfulness MBSR session.
17.00 Mindful Yoga
18.00 Mindfulness MBSR session.
20.00 Evening meal
21.15 Optional evening practise.
Your instructor, Bodhin Philip Woodward Bsc. SYT, AMT, MBSR Supervisor and Senior Trainer, is accomplished and skilled at creating a safe, supportive, and deeply engaging experiential learning environment. He will assist you in learning these methods, providing both group and individualised instructions and directions for how to learn, practice, and integrate mindfulness into your everyday life.
PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Accident and travel insurance.
Air transportation and airport taxes.
Transfer to/from the airport to Solterreno,
If you want extra nighs accommodation this will cost 80€/night inc. all meals.
1. Please fill in our online application form below.
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2. To secure your place we ask for a deposit of 100 euros. You can pay via paypal below or by bank transfer here:
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